Exam time is almost always hectic, which is why you really need to shut everything out, and focus. Photo by Cody Hoffman

Exam time is almost always hectic, which is why you really need to shut everything out, and focus. Photo by Cody Hoffman

Yes, it’s that time of year again. The time where your student life becomes a lot more stressful. The time when the sleepless nights begin. The truth is that your last few weeks of university before summer do not have to be as stressful. You can put your head down, and achieve the best results – you just have to follow a few easy steps.

Make a timetable for studying

This is the first thing all students ought to do before classes end. Making a timetable, and following it thoroughly will create guidelines for you, and help you efficiently manage your time. There will be distractions but having a study guideline will allow you to stay devoted. As a student, you never really feel like studying, so making a timetable would be a wise decision.

Sleeping and eating habits

If this was your New Year’s resolution, now would be the best time to start. Getting enough sleep will do wonders for your memory, along with the proper diet. You are studying for hours every day and you don’t want your hard work to go to waste. Staying up all night and cramming won’t get you the best results. Your mind can only take in so much information at once. Make sure you are eating healthy foods, and getting at least 6-7 hours of sleep a night.

Consistency

Studying is always tough but consistency will go a long way. Whether its your chapters or your notes that you have to study, a few hours a day will benefit you greatly. Your brain will get used to storing all that information once you get into the habit of studying. Instead of cramming during the night before your exam, make sure you focus on small amounts of studying.

Exam time is almost always hectic, which is why you really need to shut everything out, and focus. Make the best of your time because you don’t have much of it. As long as you prepare yourself, you will do fine. Take a deep breath and do your best.